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Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

Address: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Ranked #26 of 196 things to do in Kobe
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other

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  • Japanese first
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Takarazuka, Japan
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

三宮から徒歩圏内の中華街(南京町)毎年旧暦のお正月には春節祭が行われステージがあったり迎春餐があったりと楽しめます。もちろん普段でも中国語が飛び交って異国情緒満点!!横浜中華街よりは小規模ですが、コンパクトにまとまっているので観光しやすいです 有名店から屋台まで色々味わえますし、中華食材・中華小物も揃っているのでお買い物も楽しめます。 KOBE( ChinaTown )NANKIN MACHI There are 100 different shops.Chinese food stands,restaurant and fancy goods shops.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Didn't like how narrow the streets were because it was very crowded. I loved how colorful it was, and how many different shops there were to browse in.

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Autin Texas USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Going there so often for years , my favorite periode of the year to visit china town in kobe is during chinese new year in February . Although very crowded but Tunis guaranted, too many events and festivities are taking place even on the Open air at the main square . It features so many exotic authentic Chinese restaurants in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This is essentially an area for food although I would hesitate to say that it is very Chinese. We did end up eating in one of the restaurants and the food tasted great. Walking down the street was a very interesting experience.

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197 reviews 197 reviews
85 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A Chinese street where you can find a lot of the Chinese cuisines but with some Japanese building. A good walk n may be shop(I din really have time shop). They sell Kobe beef too and the price is quite reasonable which my friend doubt is it the real stuff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was a amazing experience when I walk on the street where u can feel like in china or hing kong. Strongly advice to visit here.

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Kobe, Japan
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

From outward appearance, this little street and square appears authentically Chinese, but after closer inspection tourists will find that the food in restaurants are far removed from the original Chinese dishes and the staff in shops and restaurants rarely speak any Chinese. Products sold however, are from China with a hefty Japanese price tag.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice place to shop and a place to eat. One tip though, if you have tried the Kobe beef, do 'not' try the Chinese style of Kobe beef. Not recommended. Maybe a matter of personal taste, but I prefer the Japanese style Kobe beef. Ate at a Chinese restaurant there once for a change. But when in Japan, savor their... More 

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Greater Manchester, UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Anyone visiting Kobe needs to visit The Chinatown which is amongst the best decked out in the whole of japan, according to sources at Wikipedia. And while it isn't as widespread as it's Yokohama equivalent it's by far the most cosy and communal feeling, as traders bark from their stalls for your attention, serving up piping hot dim sum and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been to many Chinatowns in different countries, and the one in Kobe is one of the prettiest. It is situated in the very center of the city, is very compact, picturesque, and friendly. You can taste a variety of Chinese home-made food there and, importantly, feel and see similarities and differences between the two East Asian cultures - Japanese... More 

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